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Drift Mine near Hulme's Pit

A short distance north west of Hulme's Pit there was an unnamed pit in the valley side, which is known to have been working in the mid-19th century. Because of the steepness of the valley side it is likely that there was an outcrop of coal here that could be worked by means of a drift or slope mine, rather than by a shallow bell pit that required flat land.

There is now no trace of the adit or entrance to this former mine.

Revetment below the site of the drift mine, 25 May 2009.

It contains drainage holes to allow water from the valley side to drain away.
Drainage sough, 25 May 2009.

This sough was constructed to drain water away from the mine and it passes below Hulme' Lane. There was once a wrought-iron fence fastened to the coping stones, top right, but this was removed for scrap many years ago.